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making news in america this morning, gun violence, race and policing, taking center stage at the espy awards. the powerful messages from lebron james and other nba stars. >> the racial profiling has to stop. the shoot to kill mentality has to stop. >> and president obama holds a marathon meeting with both law enforcement and civil rights leaders, so was there any progress? donald trump's veepstakes heating up. overnight newt gingrich saying the search has narrowed down to two people, himself and someone else. plus, where trump is scoring a zero in polling. it wasn't all serious talk at the espys. john cena brought many lighter moments. we'll take a look at his much talked about monologue and, of
course, the fashion. not really dur what odell beckham was doing with the hair but he was coordinating. good thursday morning. let's start with policing and race relations taking center stage at the espys to the white house, as well and later today here on abc. >> so some of the nba biggest stars opened the show with powerful comments about gun violence and police reform. >> and just hours before, president obama tackled race and policing with members of law enforcement, civil rights leaders and black lives matter activists. >> all this comes as philando castile is laid to rest today. the 32-year-old was shot and killed by police in minnesota last week sparking protests across the country. >> abc's kenneth moton live with us in d.c. with details. >> reporter: president obama is preparing to have a national conversation about race and
policing during a town hall tonight hosted by abc. the white house says the president is looking forward to this discussion after a violent week. this morning as the protests continue and racial tensions rise, four of the biggest names in the nba used the stage of the espy awards to make a powerful plea for change. >> we cannot ignore the realities of the current state of micah. >> reporter: they called for an end to all violence, the shootings in chicago, the police killings of black men, the deli attack on dallas police. >> the shoot to kill mentality has to stop but also retall yag has to stop. >> it's time to look in the mirror and ask ourselves, what are we doing to create change. >> reporter: that was the focus. president obama spoke with law enforcement, civil rights leaders and black lives matter activists to find solutions to racial bias and policing. >> we have to as a country sit down and just grind it out,
solve these problems. >> reporter: tonight the president's conversation will continue on abc with a town hall on race and policing. the issue is personal to one of only two black members of the senate. in a powerful capitol hill speech tim scott told how he had been repeatedly racial profiled by police even as an elected official. >> during the course of one year i've been stopped seven times by law enforcement officers. the vast majority of the time i was pulled over for nothing more than driving a new car in the wrong neighborhood. >> reporter: that abc town hall with president obama will take place tonight, again, at 8 p.m. eastern and pacific time hosted by "world news tonight's" david muir. president obama is meeting on community policing produced a number of priorities but the president admitted this nation is not even close to resolving the issues between police and
communities of color. diane and kendis. >> a lot of us are expecting big things from that later today. thank you, kenneth. donald trump by the way plans to keep us guessing for one more day tweeting that he will announce his running mate tomorrow in new york. indiana governor mike pence and former house speaker newt gingrich huddle with trump and his children and chris christie met with the trump camp this week but it's now down to the final two. >> i think trump has two very good people he's looking at in a serious way. i think that he's also looked at chris christie and jeff sessions and others but my hunch is he's flying to california thinking about, you know, gingrich, pence, pence, gingrich, mike and i will both get phone calls and one of us will be packing our bags to go to new york and the other one will be going to watch it on tv. >> former secretary of state
condoleezza rice reportedly just turned down an offer to be trump's vp. trump/rice ticket many say would have helped him with african-americans. a new poll has him at 0% in the swing states of ohio and pennsylvania among black voters. he filed a $10 million lawsuit against a former campaign consultant. it allegations sam noon berg broke a nondisclosure agreement and accused of telling "the new york post" about an alleged affair between corey lewandowski and his spokeswoman. he says trump is trying to bully him into silence. >> donald trump is finding unlikely allies in his feud with ruth bader ginsburg. trump is calling for ginsburg to resign after she bashed him in several interviews and now several publications are slamming ginsburg. "the new york post" depicted her
as darth bader and criticized by "the new york times" and "the washington post." some details about next week's republican convention in cleveland are starting to leak. a list of speakers obtained by "the new york times" includes all four of trump's children as well as rudy giuliani and tim tebow. the convention's first night will apparently highlight the benghazi attack, the issues of border security and economy will be addressed as will former president bill clinton's infidelities. well, hillary clinton is back on the campaign trail and slamming trump as a polarizing figure accusing him of putting american against american. clinton delivered a speech in springfield, illinois, that by the way the same room where abraham lincoln gave his house divided address about the perils of slavery and said trump would do little to heal this country. >> this man is the nominee of the party of lincoln.
we are watching it become the party of trump. and that's not just a huge loss for our democracy, it is a threat to it. >> well, she tried to present herself as a unifying force. she acknowledged she has to do better, as we. at least two are dead after powerful storms pounded parts of the midwest triggering massive flooding. in missouri trees were uprooted. wind speeds hit 70 miles per hour and knocked down power lines. nearly 100,000 are still out electricity in the greater st. louis area. some of those areas will clear out with drier, cooler weather but stormy conditions are heading northeast toward lake erie and lake ontario where heavy rain, gusting winds and lightning expected and that summer heat is building this morning, as well. looking at some of the numbers in the southeast, 100 in
tallahassee. nearly triple digits from north carolina to new york and record-breaking temperatures possible in syracuse, as well. still ahead, pokemon go getting some ads. plus, you got to see the sparks during a high-speed chase overnight. the new video of how it ended coming in. what happens when a sudden landslide heads right towards a traffic jam.
good news for air travelers. dozens more automated screening lanes coming to the nation's busiest airports. the tsa chief says up to 60 of those will be installed by the end of the year. automated lanes open in atlanta's airport and will go up in chicago at o'hare there, dallas-ft. worth, los angeles and miami by the fall. the lanes are said to make passenger movement up to 40% faster. volkswagen, their plan to recall diesel passenger cars has been rejected by california regulators. volkswagen agreed to spend more than $15 billion to settle lawsuits and allegations its diesel cars cheated on u.s. emission tests but those regulators called the company's proposal incomplete. volkswagen says it's working to resolve the impasse as quickly as possible. the sensation of the summer pokemon go will soon have sponsored locations. the developer says advertisers will soon be featured on the map in hopes of driving customers to
their establishments. a developer created pokegone. it blocks all pokemon related content and demand is said to be high. the new prime minister of england is promising to make it work for everyone, not just a privileged few. buckingham palace released this photo. it's their second female prime minister and faces a tough task starting to manage britain's exit from the european union. may had been against leaving the eu in the first place. across the pond in france, there is outrage over hair after a report that the hairstylist for the french president makes more than $120,000 a year. that is paid for by taxpayers despite a pledge by president francois hollande to be a low-key head of state the government spokesman said everyone needs their hair done. >> everyone needs their hair
done. >> even with a balding hairline my hairstylist could get paid $10,000. >> easy job. >> yep, exactly. when we come back, what a shot. down to the last second, the must-see buzzer beater. more from the espy awards, the fashion then the funny moments from host john cena. at pure leaf, we know that the best things in life are real. so we brew iced tea the way you brew it at home.
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the others and the other daughter ran because she didn't know if when he was finished he was headed to the house. >> there's at least one reward of $30,000 for any information leading to the killer's identity. the orlando nightclub where 49 people were shot to death has been released back to its owners by investigators. the owner says she is glad to have it back but is still devastated by the attack in a place meant to be safe for lgbt members. the future of that particular building is unclear but the owner hopes to re-open the pulse nightclub perhaps in a new location. a vehicle chase in the los angeles area sent sparks flying down the freeway. a female carjacking suspect drove over a police spike strip which shredded the rear tire and that didn't stop her from driving but led to showers of sparks behind her truck and it lasted half an hour and in the end it ended when the suspect putted into a casino and was
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hilarious monologue. >> here's the one place that the wwe has you beat, the one thing we have that you don't, vince mcmahon. a maniacal billionaire pulling the strings behind the scenes who uses every trick in the book to manipulate things to his advantage any way he can. something like that, that is way too crazy for real sports. [ laughter ] >> well, xina fsee cena was fea skits that got a lot of laughs. his timing was perfect. highlight, nba announcer craig sager received a perseverance award from joe biden. the vice president is heading a quest to find a cure to cancer and sager is battling leukemia. >> i will never give up. and i will never give in.
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posts it's probably safe to say they are never ever ever getting back together the details now from abc's david wright. >> reporter: normally taylor swift writes songs about her e.xes, not for them. ♪ this is what you came for >> reporter: "this is what you came for" may be the exception. ♪ the lyrics for calvin harris' new hit with rihanna were originally credited to someone else but today's ex taylor swift said nils is a pseudonym for her. awkward. because the day the song dropped, ryan seacrest asked harris. >> will you do a collaboration with your girlfriend? >> you know, we haven't even spoken about it. >> reporter: a month later they split and swift apparently moved on with tom hiddleston, akaloki from "thor."
hurtful he tweeted for swift to try to make me look bad. if you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your e. boyfriend down for something to do, he tweeted. maybe there is a song lyric in that. i'm david wright for "nightline" in new york. >> and it is usually taylor swift airing dirty laundry about exes. interesting to see the shoe on the other foot. a remainder abc will hold a commercial-freetown hall with president obama tonight call "the president and the people: a national conversation." >> he will take questions from americans on race relations, policing and equality and begins at 8:00 p.m. right here on abc and espn. >> that's what's making news in america this morning.
>> good morning, it is thursday, july 14, matt o'donnell is off, erin o'hern is joining us, here's what we're following for you. >> a discussion on race relations. president obama will hold a landmark town hall to discuss race, policing and gun violence. pennsylvania state lawmakers have sealed a new deal and we know what it may cost you. >> hazy, hot and humid, the temperatures begin to soar.